How much TC to ask for from Uber

Facebook Spirez
Oct 15 22 Comments

An Uber recruiter reached out to me and we scheduled a phone call for today.

I have almost 3 yoe: 1 year and half a unicorn startup and the rest at Facebook.

TC @ Facebook is $150k because I'm an enterprise engineer with very little RSU. (Enterprise Engineer is software engineer working on internal business tools). I will not reveal my TC however.

I plan on asking how much TC Uber can offer. In case the recruiter turns it around on me and asks me how much I want, I want to know the upper bound for how much I can expect.

I also want to know if having counter offers is necessary for negotiation if I already work at a FANG. If I make it clear I want say at least $260k TC before even interviewing, is that good enough leverage for negotiating later?

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TOP 22 Comments
  • Fast Enterprises / Eng nskcjx4
    Ask for 250K and at least 3 months before you get laid off
    Oct 15 0
  • Boeing ttahee
    You dont even know if you like the job or the role yet wtf are you talking about.
    Oct 15 2
    • Facebook Spirez
      OP
      I don’t want to take a day off to interview just to get lowballed
      Oct 15
    • Verizon Media Atinlay7
      Then don’t interview
      Oct 15
  • Verizon Media Atinlay7
    Getting a bit ahead of yourself
    Oct 15 0
  • Riverbed Technology blindban
    "I will not reveal my TC" gtfo then
    Oct 15 1
    • Microsoft pFmv15
      Think he/she means to the recruiter. The current comp at fb is included in the write up
      Oct 15
  • Microsoft Ovenmitts
    i was offered 275k tc w/ 2 yoe
    Oct 15 9
    • Microsoft pFmv15
      Oh I was rounding, mine is 150.3 as well. Going to ATG
      Oct 15
    • Facebook Spirez
      OP
      Can the two of you describe your interview experience for me it if you don’t mind. What were the questions difficulty like? Did you negotiate?
      Oct 15
    • Microsoft pFmv15
      Sure. I had a phone screen that went decently, but could’ve gone better if I had used an internal function to make it easier on myself—won’t go into this too much. Onsite was design heavy. Coding was pretty easy. Design was challenging but interesting. Behavioral wise, standard but I think it helped that I had a lot of interest in the problem space. Uber supposedly won’t negotiate base and equity because they now use a compensation team that takes compensation equality very seriously (don’t want to favor those who are more likely to negotiate). That said, I was able to negotiate the starting bonus from 0 to 50 (over 2 years)
      Oct 15
    • Microsoft Ovenmitts
      3 algo interviews, 1 system design and 1 with the hiring manager. can't get into specifics because i signed an nda. i had a competing offer from salesforce, which got them to add the signing bonus for the second year also.
      Oct 15
    • Facebook Spirez
      OP
      Thanks to both of you!
      Oct 15
  • IBM xmPg62
    You don't even gave the job yet and I've heard of Uber recruiters ghosting candidates
    Oct 15 0
  • Microsoft ooga
    A severance package?
    Oct 15 0
  • Roku cruella
    Not necessary but definitely useful.

    260 doesn’t seem unreasonable.

    Internal tool or not. U r swe
    Oct 15 0
  • Google The Old Nite
    You can ask whatever you want, they know you can ask whatever you want, so they'll offer the minimum they think you'll accept. If you get a competing offer, they'll think you won't accept an offer less than that.
    Oct 15 0
  • SAP opuygjg
    Are you a ic3 ?
    Oct 15 0

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